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Philip teaches a pottery painting class in order to save up money for a nice bike. In yesterday's class, 6 of the 8 students painted cereal bowls. If Philip randomly chose 5 of the pieces of pottery to glaze, fire, and set on the top shelf, what is the probability that all of them are cereal bowls?

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 Apr 23, 2020
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For the first bowl: there are 6 cereal bowls and 8 bowls to choose from:                6/8

For the second bowl: there are 5 cereal bowls remaining and 7 bowls remaining:  5/7

For the third bowl: there are 4 cereal bowls remaining and 6 bowls remaining:       4/6

For the fourth bowl: there are 3 cereal bowls remaining and 5 bowls remaining:    3/5

For the fifth bowl: there are 2 cereal bowls remaining and 4 bowls remaining:        2/4

 

To find the final probability, multiply these fractions together:  6/8 x 5/7 x 4/6 x 3/5 x 2/4  =     

 Apr 23, 2020

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